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Name: Charter Sales
Description: The Cat Ppalu sails from Nassau, Bahamas.
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Short Description: The Cat Ppalu sails from Nassau, Bahamas.

Long Description: The Cat Ppalu is a schooner rigged sailing catamaran. While she only draws 2.5 feet, the two center boards can be lowered to an eight feet draft. Passengers are welcome to assist the crew if they wish. Sail among the uninhabited islands under full sail, no noise, just the wind in your face. The Cat Ppalu can take you to isolated beaches where you can sunbathe, explore, kayak, snorkel and fish. You will have an incredible time exploring the 200 mostly uninhabited islands with their many beautiful beaches in the northern Exumas. You are never too young or too old to try snorkeling! Just take one look below the surface and you’ll see that’s where all the action is! Divers enjoy the amenities on board as well. A compressor, tanks and weights are included. The Cat Ppalu has a dinghy for transporting passengers to the remote and pristine islands of the Exumas Cays where they can snorkel from the beach in shallow waters. Make the most of your adventure by sharing it with the entire family!
Many of our scuba sites are also excellent for snorkeling. The wall dives that run along the Exuma Sound begin shallow and slope gently until gradually falling over the edge. These sites are conducive to awesome diving and snorkeling simultaneously! Sites like Parrotfish Reef or Flat Rock Reef have a depth of 5’ to 10’ near the islands. Certified divers can enjoy 3-4 dives per day. Dive the reefs, wrecks, walls, drifts, and the blue hole and even a thrilling shark dive! The Exuma Sound is an abyss that runs the length of the eastern Exumas. The coral cover and underwater geography is phenomenal, with swim thru-s, tongue and groove coral heads, and prolific sea life. You’ll see large fish and large quantities of fish! Pelagic sightings are a daily occurrence. Sea turtles, eagle rays and sharks abound in this area of the Bahamas! Charters can be tailored to meet the needs of scuba diving groups. Cat Ppalu has four 2-man kayaks onboard. Everyone will find them easy to use. Visit the many beautiful deserted beaches. Explore the creeks of Shroud Cay or Ship’s Channel Cay. Visit Pirate’s Lair where pirates hid 250 years ago to avoid capture. Adventurers enjoy the many trails on the islands of the Exumas. The islands are rich in terrestrial flora and fauna. While the islands are not lush, they are distinctive, colorful, and varied. Pirate's Lair is perfect for exploring the interior of the island. Hikers heading west can experience the most beautiful sunset from the shores of this deserted island. Booboo Hill is another great place to hike. The rugged shore line of this island has majestic views of the Exuma Sound. There are several nature trails on Warderick Wells that meander around the island. Maps are available at the park headquarters. Be sure to climb Boo Boo Hill to enjoy the spectacular view. The Park is made up of 15 major cays encompassing 176 square miles. The Park Headquarters is known as Warderick Wells. You can also pick up trail maps for the over 4 miles of trails on Warderick Wells. Just outside the office you'll be greeted by several dozen Bananaquit. Put a little sugar in your hand and before long you'll have several eating out of your hand. Allan’s Cay is one of the last homes of the rare Bahamas rock iguanas. They were once common on most Bahamian Islands, but early settlers nearly hunted them into extinction. As you approach the beach, watch for iguanas crawling out of the woods. They are looking for handouts of bread or fruit from the guests to their island. You will get a kick out of these indigenous iguanas on Allan’s Cay! Feed the iguanas and take lots of pictures since you can only see them on two islands on Earth! Anglers get thrills fishing the waters of the Bahamas. Captain Steve is an avid fisherman who enjoys sharing his expertise with any passengers who show an interest in fishing! Trolling from site to site, the catch of the day is prepared for dinner.


Testimonials: June 30-July 6, 2007. The talented and professional crew of the Cat Ppalu crafted an amazing cruise for our group, a group with diverse interests – including demands for diving, snorkeling, sightseeing, relaxing, and beachcombing. Somehow, Gavin, Michelle, Jamie, and Katie kept us all safe, comfortable, very well-fed, and extremely happy as we mounted unique memories of beautiful and exhilarating shark dives (such as Amberjack and The Blue Hole); of snorkeling above fantastic coral gardens rich with sea life and creatures; and of cruising and shore visits that captured for us the best of the Bahama’s scenery, clear blue waters, and white sandy beaches. Gavin and Michelle successfully orchestrated the week’s diving to ensure the divers saw sharks, rays, eels, turtles, and lionfish – sometimes on the same dive – as well as identified with precision the marine life we encountered in daylight and during night dives/snorkels. The crew (especially Jamie and Katie) also took great care to keep the younger crowd (i.e., teenagers) onboard happy and occupied, filling our evenings with snacks, games, and laughs until everyone was too exhausted to continue. This crew is uniquely gifted – as demonstrated by our hundreds of unforgettable photos, stories, and memories of the thrills and excitement we all enjoyed during our week on the Cat Ppalu. D. Halstead

07/27/07 The crew was great. Des, Jamie and Bruce made sure the diving went with out a hitch. They were knowledgeable about the area and the dive sites which definately increased the enjoyment of the week. W McWray

07/28/07 Most fun I have ever had diving . Gavin , Michelle and Jamie were fantastic. They made the trip. We will definitely come back.
Thanks for a great trip.
W. Cooper Beazley

05/14/07 It was a wonderful cruise. The crew were incredibly attentive, friendly, and professional. I don't think anything could have really made it any better an experience. Please give another round of thanks to Gavin, Michelle, Jamie and Kent!

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Price: $13,500.00

Extra Price Information: Price is all inclusive for 12 person charter. Includes food, beverages, scuba diving and accommodations.

Does not include 4% Bahamas tax, $10 u/w park fee, and 15% tip for crew.


Deposits: $1,000.00 upon confirmation of reservation.

$2,000.00 6 months prior to departure.

$3,00.00 4 months prior to departure.

Payment in full is due 2 months prior to departure.


Cancellations: None unless space is filled in which case a full refund.

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Policies: Cat Ppalu accommodates up to 12 passengers in 4 double cabins and 2 cabins with 2 singles each. All berths are 6' 6" in length.
Specifications:
Rig: Schooner-Rigged Catamaran
LOA:65'
Beam:31'
Draft:4'
Special Features & Equipment
• Air Conditioning
• Watermaker/Icemaker
• VHF & HF Radios
Weeklong charters begin on Saturdays at noon and end on Friday at 10 am. Shorter and longer charters are prorated.

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Charter Sales
PO Box 66-1091
Miami, FL
Nassau, New Providence
Bahamas, 33266

Phone: 954-734-7111
Toll Free: 800-327-9600
Fax: 954-321-6582

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Areas Serviced
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas


Adventures Provided
  • Camps
    • Hiking

  • Cruising or Sailing - Boats
    • Catamarans
    • Luxury
    • Sailing
    • Yachting

  • Fishing
    • Deep Sea
    • Fly
    • Offshore/ Reef
    • Sport

  • Fishing- Saltwater Species
    • Amberjack
    • Billfish
    • Bonefish
    • Dolphin Fish
    • Grouper
    • Makeral
    • Marlin
    • Sailfish
    • Snapper
    • Tuna

  • Paddling and Rafting
    • Kayaking

  • Scuba Diving, Snuba and Snorkeling
    • Drift
    • Reef
    • Shipwreck
    • Snorkeling

  • Tours
    • Backpacking and Hiking
    • Sea Kayaking Tours
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